When I have seen the hungry ocean gain Advantage on the kingdom of the shore, And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main, Increasing store with loss and loss with store; When I have seen such interchange of state... The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare - Page 69by William Shakespeare - 1826 - 830 pagesFull view
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William Shakespeare - Poetry - 2007 - 296 pages
...defac'd The rich-proud cost of outworn buried age; When sometime lofty towers I see down-ras'd, And brass eternal, slave to mortal rage; When I have seen...itself confounded to decay; Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminate — That Time will come and take my love away, This thought is as a death, which cannot choose...